1. GULF SPILL
Obama admin sues BP, 8 others for Deepwater Horizon spill
Attorney General Eric Holder pledged to hold accountable those responsible for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill this afternoon as he announced that the Justice Department has filed its long-awaited civil lawsuit in the matter. The lawsuit names nine defendants, including BP PLC, the owner of the well, and Transocean Ltd., which owned the oil rig. More defendants could be added at a later date, Justice Department officials said.